Charlie Woods will play U.S. Open local qualifier Thursday

Charlie Woods, son of Tiger Woods, is set to kick off his journey towards the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 by competing in an 18-hole local qualifier at The Legacy Golf & Tennis Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida, on Thursday. Scheduled to tee off at 8:18 a.m. ET, Charlie will be among 84 players vying for five spots to advance to the Final Qualifying stage. This initial phase of qualifying spans across 109 local sites throughout April and May, culminating in 13 Final Qualifying sites in late May and early June, famously known as Golf's Longest Day, where players must navigate 36 holes to secure a tee time at the U.S. Open.

To be eligible for qualifying, participants must have a Handicap Index not exceeding 0.4 or be a professional. While Tiger Woods, a three-time U.S. Open champion, has yet to clinch victory at Pinehurst No. 2, Charlie will look to make his mark in the qualifying event after competing earlier this spring in a pre-qualifier for the TOUR’s Cognizant Classic, where he shot 86. Notable competitors alongside Charlie include Cameron Kuchar (son of Matt), Sunny Kim, Garrett Willis, Reed Greyserman (brother of Max), Austin Lemieux (son of Mario), and Michael Buttacavoli.

This marks Charlie's latest step in his golfing journey, having previously teamed up with Tiger in the PNC Championships over the last four years, where they finished as runners-up in 2021.